Sports journalismTrain to become a sports journalist

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Develop the skills to start your sports career

Summary 

This course will set the foundations for your career in sports journalism, giving you the opportunities to develop all the skills sports media are looking for.

You’ll spend one day a week learning how to write great previews, match reports, interviews, commentary and more. Coached by a specialist sports journalist trainer, you’ll be given lots of opportunity to put your learning into practice. 

All our courses are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

 If you’re interested in matching your passion for sport with a career in journalism, apply now.

Who the course is for 

  • Anyone interested in starting a career in journalism 
  • Recent college or university leavers 

We also work with companies who wish to invest in their teams to improve their journalism skills. 

Learning outcomes 

  • Develop the skills for good storytelling 
  • Understand the code that guides journalists 
  • Learn the essential basics of media law and court reporting 
  • Learn the skills for creating excellent digital content 
  • Improve understanding of public affairs 
  • Learn how to write up to 100 words a minute 

Once you have completed this course you’ll be ready for the world of journalism. We’ll support you with finding a job and you’ll be able to join our alumni network to build connections with other PA Training graduates.  

Why choose PA Training 

We provide the best start to your career with our industry-leading journalism training. Training with the UK and Ireland’s national press agency means that you’ll be treated like a journalist from day one of your course, and we’ll focus on giving you the skills you need that potential employers are looking for.    

You’ll be taught by senior journalists from some of the UK’s most prestigious newsrooms and produce stories that help you achieve top marks in your NCTJ exams — not to mention gaining the best start to your journalism career.  

Dates 

  • 18-week programme of study at our London HQ plus 2 weeks off at Christmas
  • 5th September 2022 - 1st February 2023

Where 

61 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AE

Course fees 

£5,298 for the full course.

We also offer an award scheme providing a limited number of fully-funded places to support aspiring journalists from under-represented backgrounds. Find out more about the Future of Journalism Fellowship awards here.

Find out more 

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A qualification that can lead to excellent opportunities

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Two drivers being interviewed at a Formula 1 grand prix

Develop the skills to start your sports career

A basketball player being interviewed by a reporter court side

A qualification that can lead to excellent opportunities

PA Training
NCTJ accredited course